Patents Examined by Alexander S. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10315378
    Abstract: Improved containment mats and systems of containment mats may include multiple adjoining mats with a top surface and a bottom surface. The multiple mats may provide a modular structural mat system that may be installed at a drill site, with multiple mats placed adjacent to each other with a lap joint connecting adjacent mats. A geotextile may be used to cover the lap joints and a coating applied to the geotextile. Such a system may provide containment of potential spills, a reliable working surface for drilling operations, and relatively fast and less expensive installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Diamond T. Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ingalls
  • Patent number: 10308344
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides for disbond resistant stringer runouts. Various aspects may be used independently or in combination to mitigate disbonding associated with the stiffener runout under operational loads. Aspects include a stiffener runout having rounded base flange corners. A recessed notch may be incorporated within the base flange to provide a flange termination point that is forward of the web termination point, allowing the web to terminate prior to the base flange. The web may be trimmed from a full height to a reduced height at the web termination point. The base flange may be co-bonded to the underlying composite structure via a scarf joint. Perimeter clamp radius fillers may be used to concentrate a clamping force around the perimeter of the base flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lyle R. Deobald, Kenneth L. Brook, Timothy D. Jackson, Kenneth J. Duffie, Gregory B. Doty
  • Patent number: 10307933
    Abstract: A method for mechanically producing a wood structure with a decorative pattern is disclosed, wherein partial patterns are processed onto a working face of a wood structure by moving at least one milling cutter of a processing head of a device for patterning transversely to the wood structure with the axis of rotation of the milling cutter at an inclined angle relative to the place of the working face in such a way that grooves that form the partial pattern are formed on the working face, each of the grooves having two planes set at an angle relative to each other while the depth of the groove changes in the transverse direction of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Jouni Lehmonen
  • Patent number: 10299618
    Abstract: A cover for an artificial tree pole includes a flexible substrate that has: a first surface and an opposite second surface, a first edge and an opposite second edge, and a first end and an opposite second end. A first decorative image is displayed on at least the first surface. A first coupling member is disposed on the first surface adjacent to the first edge. A second coupling member is disposed on the second surface adjacent to the second edge. The second coupling member is complimentary to the first coupling member and is engagable with the first coupling member so that when the flexible substrate is wrapped around the artificial tree pole, the first coupling member will be secured to the second coupling member. As a result, a portion of the artificial tree pole will be hidden behind the first decorative image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Ryan Kenny
  • Patent number: 10300657
    Abstract: A Corrosion Inhibiting Sprayable Thermoplastic (“CIST”) cover is formed by spraying melted CIST onto a mold, allowing the CIST to cure, removing the cured cover from the mold using a series of cuts if necessary, positioning the cover on a mechanical assembly whose shape is significantly identical to the mold, and fusing the cuts on the cover using heat to reform the cover on the mechanical assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Boehm, Ivan Hess
  • Patent number: 10293574
    Abstract: A resin molded body includes a connector unit having a side wall and an inner wall, both of which define a fitting chamber to which a mating connector is fitted and having a terminal penetrating through the inner wall and extending in a fitting direction, a substrate accommodating unit accommodating a circuit substrate to which the terminal is connected, and a device accommodating unit accommodating a device connected to the circuit substrate. The resin molded body is an integral molded product made of resin. A connecting portion has a plate shape extending outwards from the inner wall of the connector unit, and a second thickness thinner than a first thickness of the inner wall. The connecting portion is linked to the device accommodating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Masakuni Samejima, Takeo Koga
  • Patent number: 10295247
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation body includes at least one vacuum-tight casing and at least one vacuum region surrounded by the casing. The casing is provided with at least one opening, in particular with at least one evacuation port, for evacuating the vacuum region. At least one adsorbent material is present in the vacuum insulation body. The adsorbent material is partly or completely arranged in the region of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz Gmbh, Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Patent number: 10287080
    Abstract: A device for easily unwrapping a package forming a personalized pattern in the paper is provided. The device includes a first adhesive elongated strip layer, comprising: a first and second horizontal elongated edges having first and second ends; and first and second vertical side edges extending between the first and second horizontal elongated edges. Further included is a second adhesive elongated strip layer separated from the first adhesive layer by a gap, the second adhesive layer elongated strip, comprising first and second horizontal elongated edges each having first and second ends and first and second vertical side edges extending between the horizontal elongated edges. A first non-adhesive strip layer placed over the gap, a tearing thread located on the first non-adhesive strip layer; and a second non-adhesive strip layer located on top of the tearing thread and the first non-adhesive strip layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Scissio, LLC
    Inventor: Brett Stewart
  • Patent number: 10286820
    Abstract: An integral skin foam molded article includes: a skin formed by sewing a plurality of skin pieces in a bag shape; and a resin foam which is molded inside the skin integrally with the skin, wherein: at least one skin piece among the plurality of skin pieces has a surface material made of a natural leather, and includes a wadding material stacked on a back side of the surface material in a non-surface joined state and a lining material stacked on the wadding material; and in a shrinkage rate with respect to an in-plane compression load, a shrinkage rate of the lining material is smaller than a shrinkage rate of the wadding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Hiroki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 10279550
    Abstract: A method for assembling a composite wall assembly edge joint including laying up a first composite face sheet, laying up a first composite buildup pad having a first tapered section onto the first composite face sheet and positioning a composite flute core member, including a tapered first portion with a first inclined surface and a second inclined surface. First inclined surface is positioned onto the first tapered section of the first composite buildup pad and a second portion of the composite flute core member extends from the tapered first portion along first composite face sheet. The method also includes laying up a second composite buildup pad having a second tapered section with the second composite buildup pad spaced apart from the first composite buildup pad and having at least a portion of the second tapered section overlying the second inclined surface of the tapered first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Guzman, Michael Leslie Hand, Douglas McCarville
  • Patent number: 10265666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles comprising a plurality of molded hollow parts (11) having different central axis (14, 15) through the hollow elements, further having passages in walls of the hollow parts transverse to the central axis of the hollow parts. The present invention also relates to methods applying two part curable materials to substrates using the molded parts of the invention as mixing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gary L Jialanella, Lirong Zhou, Andrew R. Kneisel, Larry R. Ruddy, Peter J. Schulz, Matthew J. Turpin, Michael C. Cocca
  • Patent number: 10265836
    Abstract: A transport, driving or pressing belt, comprising at least one belt material having a lower and an upper face limited by two longitudinal edges and two transverse edges running obliquely with respect to the main extension direction of the belt, the belt material being closed and the longitudinal edges being folded down, and a method for manufacturing a transport, driving or pressing belt. To ensure high tensile strength over the complete belt length and avoid an edge tearing of the first belt material at the longitudinal edges, the transverse edges of a first belt material lie against each other in abutting relationship, and a second belt material is arranged centrically on the first belt material at least in the region of the transverse edges. The second belt material here nearly covers a width of 50% of the first belt material and is centrically glued with the first belt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Hülsemann
  • Patent number: 10260414
    Abstract: An engine cover assembly including a fastener concealing plug is disclosed. The plug includes a conical wall having upper and lower ends. A lower circumferential ring is spaced apart from the upper ring. The lower end of the concealing plug includes a fastener-receiving recessed area. The fastener pocket of the engine cover includes upper and lower grooves having a ring area formed therebetween. The upper circumferential ring of the plug nests with the upper groove of the pocket, the recessed area of the plug nests with the ring area, and the lower circumferential ring of the plug nests with the lower groove of the pocket. The engine cover is positioned on the engine such that a cover attaching stud passes through a stud-passing aperture of the cover. A fastening nut is threaded onto the cover-attaching stud until it comes into contact with a compression-limiting spacer. The plug conceals the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Newman, Gary Nola
  • Patent number: 10253793
    Abstract: A fastening device has a supporting part (9), adhesive fastening elements (25) attached to the supporting part and protruding from the supporting part (9), a shaft part (27) protruding beyond the supporting part (9), and at least one elastically resilient hooking part (19). Each hooking part (19) extends outward away from the shaft part (27) or a holding part (29) for the hooking part (19) in an initial position, forming an intermediate space (30), which is reduced as soon as the hooking part (19) is moved toward the shaft part (27) or the holding part (29) under the influence of an external application of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Jan Tuma
  • Patent number: 10253919
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation body includes an outer box (2), an inner box (3), open-cell urethane foam (4) in the insulation space (1b) between the outer box (2) and the inner box (3); and a vacuum outlet (6) in one of the outer box (2) and the inner box (3). The urethane foam (4) includes a through passage (8a) leading to the vacuum outlet (6). The vacuum outlet (6) is sealed after the insulation space (1b) filled with the urethane foam (4) is vacuum-evacuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideji Kawarazaki, Tsuyoki Hirai, Toshiaki Hirano, Tomoaki Kitano
  • Patent number: 10247468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body comprising a vacuum-tight casing which surrounds an evacuated region, wherein a core material is arranged in the evacuated region, wherein the casing includes an opening for filling the casing with the core material, which is covered by a vacuum-tight cover film, wherein the casing is folded inwards in the edge region protruding towards the opening, so that the opening is reduced in size, and subsequently again is folded outwards, wherein the region folded outwards and a region of the cover film are vacuum-tightly connected with each other all around.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Patent number: 10240855
    Abstract: In an insulator including an adsorbent configured to adsorb gas, an initial adsorption performance of the remaining gas inside the insulator using the adsorbent and a long-term adsorption performance of gas introduced into the insulator from the outside are improved so that the short-term performance and the long-term performance of the insulator can be simultaneously improved. An adsorbent that is a first part of an adsorbent included in a vacuum insulator is accommodated in a first space formed with an inside surface of a container, and an adsorbent that is a second part of the adsorbent is dispersed into a second space formed with an inside surface of an outer envelope and an outside surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Tsuruga, Kenji Takeuchi, Tomokazu Fukuzaki
  • Patent number: 10240285
    Abstract: A manufactured hemp product comprising a plurality of adhesively bonded and pressed hemp strands where the majority of the hemp strands are of generally the same length and comprise a naturally-occurring, generally elongate internal structure extending generally along one axis of the strand that has been at least partially laterally broken and at least permeated by an adhesive. The hemp strands are oriented roughly parallel to one another along their length. The manufactured hemp product comprises an amount of adhesive between about 5% to about 49% by weight. The manufactured hemp product can be used as a wood substitute in terms of appearance and performance. The manufactured hemp products may have aesthetic and structural qualities that are suitable for high traffic, high visibility applications such as boards, blocks, beams, panels, flooring, furniture, building materials and other wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10232558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component (1) having a fastening region (2) for a threaded connection, wherein the component has a surface (3) having fiber material (5) embedded and integrated into a matrix (4) in at least one layer, wherein the fiber material has a fiber course substantially parallel to the surface, wherein the surface has a fastening opening (6) having a center axis (7) arranged at an angle to the surface and wherein the fastening opening is provided for an internal thread (8). In the region of the fastening opening, the fiber material lying parallel to the surface is deflected, starting from the surface, in such a way that the fiber course of the fiber material after the deflection is at an angle to the surface that approaches the direction of the center axis. Furthermore, a tube (9) is formed by means of the deflected fiber material. The invention further relates to a molded part and to a fastening part for such components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAIER & MICHELS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Olaf Ambros
  • Patent number: 10227464
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber-reinforced plastic shaped product constituted by a fiber-reinforced resin material including reinforcing fibers and a thermoplastic resin, characterized in that the reinforcing fibers include short fibers and include reinforcing fibers which have been arranged in a wavy arrangement in the thickness direction. This fiber-reinforced plastic shaped product hence has improved thickness-direction mechanical strength while retaining intact in-plane-direction mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventor: Toshifumi Saji